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- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95
When designing, architects are responding to and creating a relationship between identity, culture and architectural style. This book discusses whether the extent of the use of glass facades has increased, or indeed enhanced, the creation of meaningful place-making, thereby creating a cultural identity of 'place'. Looking at the development of perceptions... more...
- Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 49.95
Addis Ababa is one of the fastest transforming environments on the globe and a prototype of an emerging territory. What can architecture and urban design as disciplines contribute to such transformation? According to which criteria can processes of the kind encountered in Addis Ababa be evaluated? And, how can all of this be steered? Aiming to... more...
- Birkhäuser 2017; US$ 79.95
Provisorisch gebaute Behausungen wie etwa Wellblechhütten sind in den Metropolen Afrikas, Asiens und Lateinamerikas allgegenwärtig. Oft kritisiert für die unhygienischen Lebensumstände, gelten diese ungeplant entstandenen Siedlungengleichwohl als vielschichtiges Element auf dem Weg zu einer resilienten Stadt. Solch urbane ?Informalität" ist typisch... more...
- Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 69.95
Mit ihrem schnellen Wachstum unterliegen die Städte Chinas einem hohen Entwicklungsdruck. Sie müssen sich anpassen und verwandeln, doch auf welchen Grundlagen und mit welchen Zielen? Das Buch zeichnet die Transformationsprozesse nach, die seit drei Jahrzehnten in etwa 25 Nachbarschaften der Großstädte Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen und Suzhou ablaufen.... more...
- University Press of Florida 2016; US$ 79.95
Shaping Terrain shows how the physical landscape and local ecology have influenced human settlement and built form in Latin America since pre-Columbian times. Most urban centers and capitals of Latin American countries are situated on or near dramatically varied terrain, and this book explores the interplay between built works and their geographies... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 53.95
In Play in Creative Problem-solving for Planners and Architects , "play" is defined, explored and demonstrated as a critical catalyst in creative problem-solving processes. The book defines the current psychological research into play and creative problem-solving, explores the necessary integration of the two, and exemplifies for students and practitioners... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95
To attract investment and tourists and to enhance the quality of life of their citizens, municipal authorities are paying considerable attention to the quality of the public domain of their cities ? including their urban squares. Politicians find them good places for rallies. Children consider squares to be playgrounds, the elderly as places to catch-up... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
Serenity is becoming alarmingly absent from our daily existence, especially within the urban context. Time is dense and space is tumultuous. The idea of the serene has gained currency in postmodern discussions, and when combined with urbanism conjures questions, even contradictions, as the two ideas seem improbable yet their correspondence seems so... more...
- Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 39.99
Since its emergence in the mid-nineteenth century as the nation's "metropolis," New York has faced the most challenging housing problems of any American city, but it has also led the nation in innovation and reform. The horrors of the tenement were perfected in New York at the same time that the very rich were building palaces along Fifth Avenue;... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
What makes a city? What makes architecture? And, what is to be included in the discussions of architecture and the city? Attempting to answer such ambitious questions, this book starts from a city?s specificity and complexity. In response to recent debates in architectural theory around the agency and locus of critical action, this book tests the... more...